Research shows that the Mediterranean diet protects against heart disease and cancer. Olive oil is the key!
Primarily a cookbook, readers are first reminded that their health is influenced by what they eat and given a layman's introduction to coronary artery disease, cholesterol, and hypertension.Then comes information on the scientific evidence on the health benefits of using olive oil and eating a vegetarian diet along with some basic information on the grades and pressings of olive oil and how to store it.
Then on to a collection of over 150 delicious recipes that are a blend of Mediterranean and California cuisines and show how easy and deliciously you can enjoy heart-healthy meals. From Appetizers, Soups, Vegetables, Salads, and Sandwiches to Pasta, Beans, Rice, and Polenta dishes with Sauces, Dressings and Marinades, you'll find many Mediterranean favorites including Caponata Alla Siciliana, Tuscan Bean Soup, Spring Risotto, Delicious Fava Beans, Orange and Fennel Salad, Lebanese Tabouli, and Falafels.